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ERIC Number: ED122023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-9
Pages: 45
Abstractor: N/A
A Methodology and Design for Evaluating Short-Term Training.
Greenfest, Michael; Bragg, Stephen
The methodology and design implemented for the Continuing Education/Community Service Projects of the Gerontology Center at Pennsylvania State University was the first attempt to train a diverse body of service providers in aging. Identification of the population for training was a matter of exclusion rather than inclusion, with the direct service provider within the community setting as the prime target group. The implied exclusion of service providers from the institutionalized setting allowed for focused discussions on community and familial responses to aging persons rather than on institutionalized ones. Based on the assumptions gleaned from project objectives and from the limitations of short-term training with the described audience, the development of an evaluation scheme was oriented toward providing useful information for program planning and determination of increased transferability of the information provided at the sessions to field experience. The evaluation of the Social Gerontology Project workshops included gathering information from participants at three points: just prior to every session; immediately following the session they attended; and approximately six weeks after sessions had been completed. A majority of participants reported being able to use workshop information in their daily work. Appendixes include: county participation rates, session topics, and registration and evaluation forms. (Author/LH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania